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    November 10, 2012
    5:00 - 7:00am EST  

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>> next on 11 news, patraeus resigns. what prompted one of the nation's most decorated military veterans to step down. >> several businesses reopen in midtown. the latest on that massive water main break. >> ray lewis shows off his talent to the public and it has nothing to do with football. 11 news saturday morning starts right now. [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm lisa robinson. >> and i'm jennifer franciotti. first a check outside with john and it has been so cold all week. i'm looking forward to the weekend. >> since sandy went through, our
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temperatures have been above average and finally made to 60 degrees yesterday and that's the trend for the weekend, not a chilly. that won't last forever but it's landing on the weekend which is a good thing. to get the warmerir in here, we really have to have a warm front come in and that's the process going to right now. you can see on the radar, don't be put off by this. at the moment, clear skies, crescent moon out there this morning up in the eastern sky. the moon has been rising for the past few hours. but we do have with this warm front and warmer air coming in from the west, a little bit of cloud and shower activity. it's almost just sprinkles in the mountains of pennsylvania going through johnstown right now, moving in our direction. we could see a few clouds this morning and maybe a sprinkle or brief shower but basically the weekend forecast is a good one and i'll have details coming up in a couple of minutes.
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>> a bombshell resignation washington is our big story this morning. c.i.a. director general david patraeus is stepping down from his post immediately after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> reports are that his biographer is under investigation for improperly access his email and classified information. she's believed to be the other woman in this affair. >> in his resignation letter to president obama, david patraeus, who took over at the c.i.a. in 2011, wrote, "after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and leader as an organization such as ours." patraeus resigns days after his boss won re-election but
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president obama accepted it saying about patraeus and his wife, holly, i wish them the best that the difficult time. >> it's too soon to tell today but for lack of a better term, patraeus is a legend. >> patraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terrorist attack in september on the american embassy in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. >> this is really probably the most politically uncomfortable -- leaving aside the stuff with the affair -- just on the bennigansy question, the most politically uncomfortable moment he's had since he reached the national stage. >> the resignation of the highly deg decorated high commander caught even washington, d.c. off guard. >> the resignation of general patraeus comes on the heels of a news conference when president obama said he believes the majority of americans agree with
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his approach to averting the so-called fiscal cliff. the deadline for the deal to avert the doomsday scenario is january 1 when a combination of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect if congress fails to act. the congressional budget office says that could send the economy into a deep recession. >> more would be taken out of your check. you'd have less to spend and the impact would be substantial. think of the coffee shop across the street from a plant that makes weapons. the ripple effect on communities, on workers, on families. >> the president urged congress to extend tax cuts to the middle class now while negotiations continue on a broader deficit reduction deal. >> if washington can't get a deal done before january and we go off the proverbial cliff, experts say marylanders would be
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hit harder than many other states. >> as politician stake positions on how to avoid a fiscal cliff. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the deficit. >> the problem with raising taxes on the wealthiest americans is more than half of them are business owners. >> if washington must slash spending, government jobs could go down with it. nearly 6% of the state's work force are federal employees, well above the national average of 2%. maryland houses major government institutions like aberdeen proving ground, fort meade, n.i.h. and n.h.a. half of the cuts slated to begin in january hit the department of defense. maryland is very much in the crosshairs of the fiscal cliff.
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economist inner bun about basues to john's hopkins university. it's the leading recipient of n.i.h. research grants. the fiscal cliff isn't just about spending cuts. tax increases would have to happen, too. since someday considered a higher income state, more money would come out of more of your pockets and we have more investment income, capital gains and dividend tax rates are scheduled to rise january 1. if congress and the president don't come up with a solution, experts predict maryland will be in a recession by early next year. >> we explain the fiscal cliff in greater detail, particularly how we got here and what happens if a deal is not reached on wbaltv.com. click on "project economy" and in our mobile app, tap picks. >> the nation's highest court says it will decide whether police can collect d.n.a.
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samples from suspects placed under arrest. the supreme court said it would review the maryland decision barring police from taking samples that centers around alonzo king jr., convicted of a 2003 rape but based on d.n.a. evidence taken after a 2009 arrest. chief justice roberts blocked the ruling and allowed the police to continue taking samples. >> a dozen department of transportation employees may lose their jobs and three supervisors have been suspended without pay after claims of theft and misconduct. it is reported that employees allegedly received more than $58,000 in scrap mental profits over a five-month period. the employees were in charge of repairs to underground cable and electricity lines. it is alleged the workers cut the metal and sold it to scrap yards. meanwhile, a baltimore city police officer is suspended
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without pay according to a police department spokesman, the unnamed officer suspended pending a criminal investigation conducted by the f.b.i. that officer was assigned to the violent crime impact division, a specialized unit that has drawn scrutiny in other alleged misconduct cases. >> some businesses have been able to reopen after the huge water main break in midtown baltimore but crews have a long way to go to repair the mess. the water main at north charles and 20th streets broke on wednesday, flooding streets and shutting down traffic in the area. kai reed has the latest. >> drivers once again able to cruise down north avenue, a small sign of progress. in what will be a long journey at north charles and 20th. crews are analyzing the water main that ruptured there wednesday morning, flooding the area and shutting down roads in one of the busiest parts of the city. >> especially for us, i mean,
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nothing bad happens. >> this is julio diaz's surveillance video showing the water gushing down charles street. he was able to reopen on friday after closing down for two days. >> i don't want have nowhere near the business i normally get but for me, safety come first, i guess. i guess we will recover from this as soon as they get the sidewalk. >> while crews are hoping to start working on repairing the main by monday, b.p.w. is concentrating on the city's long-term plan to improve infrastructure. the ruptured water main was 90 years old, manufactured in 1913 and installed in the early 1920's. >> we also need to increase the amount of water mains we replace. >> the city replaces fewer than five mile of water main a year. by next year, they want to
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increase that to 20 miles a year and then in five mile increments every year with the goal of replacing 150 miles of water main by 2017. >> a step up to that over the next five years going from 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. that's $300 million. >> $300 million to be partly fundeded by increases to customr water bills. city officials say the infrastructure will continue to crack without it. >> it's bound to happen unless you address something like this. >> kai reed reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> we are told the crews will bring in the machinery for that repair work this weekend and hope to start work by monday. b.g.e. officials say gas has been restored and the charles street and 20th street areas will be -- ravens linebacker ray
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lewis back in the house in owings mills and we find out he has a talent he's hiding. >> and a rocky rescue. how authorities were able to bring a woman to safety. >> a live look outside. john collins has the 11 insta-weather plus forecast next.
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>> welcome back. you're looking at the first major snowstorm of the year which moved through montana yesterday, making driving conditions treacherous. cars and trucks slid off the highways making interstate 90 look like a parking lot. a school bus slid off the road, into a ditch, no one was hurt. strong winds with gusts up to 30 miles per hour created significant snow drifts. >> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> and i hate to draw a parallel but that same storm is headed this way without the snow.
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rest at peace. but those storms have a way of marching across the country so eventually it gets here but the thing making that storm also is going to generate our nice weather here for a while. warm air coming in. warm front, introducing the warm air. and along that front to the north there are showers and sprinkles and in pennsylvania on the radar you can see a few sprinkles and showers in the southwest part of the state. between pittsburgh and johnstown moving to near breezewood now along interstate 70 and we may get clipped by that a little bit here from baltimore northward this morning. will see a few clouds come in, we might catch a sprinkle or shower as it moves across. basically, a nice day. 35 degrees at the airport, inner harbor 45 degrees. humidity at 92%. it's normally high in the early
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morning hours although there's more moisture in the air. and the barometer is higher, the ridge of high pressure that came in behind the nor'easter is right over us now, we are on it.d up yesterday, 57 was the high at the airport, on tv hill, 60 degrees. typical high is 59. we have been a long way from it for a while but now we will be beyond that for the next couple of days until the next storm comes in. morning lows close to normal for this time of year and we are mostly in the 30's now in the area. annapolis, a milder 40, the naval academy near the water. 35 at the airport, parkton, 34, elkton, 35. 34 on the boardwalk in ocean city and oakland, even with the snow on the ground -- still snow on the ground -- it's an indication of the milder temperatures moving out to the west. here's the wide view of the satellite. warm front out there and it's
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generating some of these showers, more significant shower activity in ohio but you can see here the trend, it's weakening as it gets to pennsylvania. the mountains will eat up a little bit more of that. the main storm is out west. this is what generated the video we saw on the news story and this is really nice air out this and by this evening, there will be stormy weather in the central part of the u.s. we have nice stuff with high pressure providing really good conditions. 59 to 64 today. partly cloudy skies. with the exception of that morning possibility for a sprinkle or shower, it's a small chance but it's there. south winds at 5 miles an hour. we go into the extended outlook, seven days worth. tomorrow, 60 to near 70, good football weather and tomorrow is veterans day cell breaking day and we should honor veterans. monday, some of you have the day off. after dark, showers may move in. higher rain chances on tuesday
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and behind that, chillier temperatures. the woman had to be rescued on friday after falling into the river at new york's niagara gorge. she was clinging to rocks near niagara river's whirlpool rapids a few miles downstream from niagara falls. rescuers carried her to a sheriff's department's helicopter. she was airlifted to an ambulance and taken to the hospital and is expected to be ok. >> the governor's task force steps in to help reduce the costs of mega-storms on consumers. >> many are calling 2012 the worst on record for allergy sufferers but coming up, why doctors say we haven't seen anything yet. >> an annual tradition takes on a new meaning for students at one local school. we will explain.
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>> there is some truth to the online buzz that home pregnancy tests can detect some type of cancers, but not in women, in men. pregnancy tests work by detecting a certain hormone produced by the cells of a woman's placenta during pregnancy but also excreted by some testicular cancers. experts say it's not a useful screening tool. the story was on the internet about a boy who took a pregnancy test as a joke with a positive result and wound up having testicular cancer. erica edwards has more on why some doctors have ominous predictions for the future of allergies. >> allergists have looked into the future and see a lot more of this. >> with each year i continue to see a rise in allergies. >> new research presented at a meeting of the american college
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of allergy, asthma and immunology finds seasonal allergies will get worse as pollen counts double over the coming decade. the reason is climate change. >> we see a rise in greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, this fuels the growth for pollinating plants and leads to an increase in allergies. >> in 2000, pollen production began in april and peaked in may. that by 2040,dict that peak will come a month earlier, that means the suffering may begin earlier each spring and possibly last longer. so other than starting a stockpile of kleenex, what can we do? >> start him on a daily inhaler. to booking an appointment with an allergy specialist -- shower before bed, clean your glasses, keep your windows closed and wash pets that drag allergens in from
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outside. >> stay with us. first, leaders a look at events this weekend. alright let's break it down.
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in afghanistan didn't let distance or time keep him from reading to hundreds of local students. tim tooten has the story. >> it was billed as an ordinary veterans guest reader's day at overlook school. students headed to the cafeteria to wait for their guest. little did they know that staff sergeant tim ott would read to them from 6,000 miles away from afghanistan. his two children had front-row seating. >> that was kinda cool. >> pretty cool? was it great to see him again? >> yeap. >> did you know he was going to read to you? >> yeap. >> the questions moved quickly from the flag to topics like food. >> the boys and girls here at overlook would like to know what you eat while you are there. >> my meals are pretty good. >> i think it's really cool
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because i know he likes to come up here and be with the kids, try to have lunch with them. veterans day is so important to us so this was huge for tim. i think he was more excited than the kids. >> especially his daughter who wanted to stay on schedule. >> they want to talk with him. >> tim ott is serving his second tour in afghanistan, due back home after football season. >> mrs. ott wants to know if you get to see the ravens games while you're there. >> actually, somebody's got to talk to them about that. >> he's only hoping that will change. at overlook elementary school, tim tooten, wbal-tv 11 news. >> a group of maryland national guard members stationed in afghanistan will be able to
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watch the ravens play at m&t bank stadium yesterday. a test feed was conducted yesterday to make sure it works and gave families a chance to talk to loved ones stationed in afghanistan. both of the companies are based in edgewood, this is the sixth consecutive year the ravens have hosted the live feed in conjunction with the military branch. good for them. >> 5:28, and 35 degrees at b.w.i. the man who helped steal dozens of presidential memorabilia learned his fate. >> nearly $1 billion came to maryland for mortgage relief but where are the funds really going? the i-team investigates. >> showers up in pennsylvania off to the northwest. we will see how close that gets to us this morning. the insta-weather plus forecast is just ahead.
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news saturday morning. >> welcome back to 11 news saturday morning, thanks for joining us. >> let's look outside with john. it was relatively warm coming in. >> it felt better this morning than it has the past couple of mornings, although temperatures been in the mid 30's, there's more moisture in the air. that makes it feel better.
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you're right, there is less of a breeze. yesterday was less breezy than the day before. we have distance between us and in a nor'easter which is way out to sea now. the other side of this thing, warmer air is coming in, there's a warm front out there, and it's generated some clouds. we will see some of those this morning and on radar we can see showers in pennsylvania. the mountains will chew up some of that so from baltimore northward here in the morning hours first thing, give us a couple of hours for that to move in, we may experience a sprinkle or brief shower, higher chance up into pennsylvania than below the line but nonetheless, i don't think it will be a fly in the ointment for the weekend. >> maryland families hit hard by the mortgage crisis got help when five banks agreed to a financial settlement but this morning a consumer group wonders if certain communities are being left out. >> the maryland consumer rights
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coalition wants information showing which zip codes are getting help to avoid foreclosure. >> for maryland homeowners, underwater, underemployed or out of work, it offers a chance to save homes from foreclosure. national settlement brings in nearly $1 billion to help distressed families keep their homes. the money coming from five big banks to settle allegations of fraud, foreclosure abuse and robo signing but the maryland consumer rights coalition is concerned that some families in certain neighborhoods are getting left out. >> in the agreement it says this should be no discrimination by race, geography or other variables and we football -- believe if they're giving relief to higher income areas, those are geographic and racial issues. they voice concerns in a letter to joseph smith, the
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monitor to the was on of mortgage oversight, calling for zip code data to show where the money is going. housing counselors wonder if principal reduction loan modifications "may be concentrated in wealthier zip codes" and it indicates that if it is the case, it undermines the goal of assisting lower income borrower. >> in maryland, baltimore city and prince george's county have been the hardest hit by the mortgage crisis. >> in response, officials from the state office of financial regulation tell 11 news they are committed to ensuring that the terms of the settlement are implemented in a fair and consistent manner. the monitor overseeing the agreement says the settlement does not require the banks to release any zip code level data and he says this important issue is on the table as i review my options.
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the mortgage settlement oversight monitor is also hearing from other consumer groups across the country. they, too, want zip code information. reporting from west baltimore, barry simms, wbal-tv. >> a man who helped a presidential memorabilia collector steal documents from across the country learned his fate. he was sentenced to a year and one day in prison for his role for his theft in several institutions. the 25-year-old pleaded guilty to helping his mentor to steal 60 documents. landau was sentenced in june to seven years if prison. >> wall street closed the week with a visit from one of the boys in black and orange. we will tell you who, next. >> and ray lewis, the analyst?
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> we take a look at the radar-satellite combination and we are seeing shower and sprinkle activity in pennsylvania right now. let me put it in motion. it's drifting in this direction but from baltimore northward here over the next few hours we might pick some of this up in the form of a sprinkle and maybe a brief, light shower and that's about it. the amount of activity is diminishing and it doesn't amount to much as it stands and really this is what we have to put up with to get the warmer air. i'd give up a few sprinkles to get warmer air after the past week, week and a half. this morning starting at 35 degrees at the airport and 45 at
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the inner harbor but humidity at 92% so it doesn't feel as bone chilling cold. and we have no breeze this morning, winds running at calm. that helps, too. let's look at some of the readings elsewhere around the area. annapolis 40. a location near the water so they tend to be milder anyway. at ocean city, 34. chestertown, 38. edgewood, 37, parkton, 34. down to 30 at frederick. look at oakland even with snow on the ground it's 43 out in the far western maryland, at least that's one example. now, we have clear skies this morning, a beautiful thin crescent moon out there in the eastern sky, getting higher in the sky, the moon rose a few hours ago. but we have clear skies over us, a few clouds in the northeast corner of the state and clouds associated with the sprinkle and shower activity to the west drifting in our direction. here you can see radar echoes but high pressure is going to be
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the dominant feature. there is a warm front to the west -- it's kind of stalled and it's a diffuse thing but it is warmer air and you can extend this into our area, too. it's a sign of the warmer, moisture moving into the area, colliding with chilly stuff to the north and that will be a brief episode in what is otherwise going to be a spectacular weekend. there is a storm out west. we've heard about the snows in montana and wyoming and that storm and elements of it will be coming in early next week and chankds our weather again but we are in great shape this weekend. the dominant feature, sunshine. scattered clouds this morning and also this morning a sprinkle or shower and really i think it's more of a sprinkle. south winds at 5 miles per hour. 59 to 64 for the high. for boaters in the bay today, south winds five knots, one foot or less chop on open waters of the bay.
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future cast shows we're in the clear through the weekend until we get to monday. by the time we hit monday, the front from the west comes in, we pick up clouds and chance for moisture monday night into tuesday and tuesday the higher rab -- rain chance so the seven-day forecast, sliding through this weekend. 62 today, nearly 70 on sunday which is veterans day and a big football game at 1:00 p.m. and then monday we pick up clouds and after dark, some with the highest rain chance on tuesday. >> baltimore orioles center fielder adam jones was in new york last night, one of three orioles to be honored with the rawlings gold glove award. he received another honor while in the big apple earlier in the day. that's jones on the left, c.e.o. of rawlings parent company taking part of the closing bell
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ceremony at the new york stock exchange. and after a rocky road, wall street ended the day with modest gains. there are some stories you hear that make you go, really? i had no idea. and this morning our kate amara has one about baltimore's one and only ray lewis. ray lewis, the linebacker, has someone he wants you to meet -- ray lewis, the artist. >> the total opposite of my everyday world. my everyday world is real loud. photographer is quiet. >> photography is his medium, the sun is his subject and in baltimore friday night at the non-profit maryland art place, ray lewis showed his work to the public for the very first time. >> as you see, all of my photography is of a sunset, sunrise, something of nature, because for me, being connected to the spirit the way i am, it blows my mind every day how those miracles can happen day in
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and day out, day in and day out. >> this is a juried show meaning it was really tough to get into. it is a world class exhibition full of prominent artists from across the state and surveillance showing alongside them. >> i know, real big-time because i read up on a lot of people, a lot of photographers that's going to be here and i was like oh, my gosh i'm with them? but i think it's an honor. >> he says he's been at it for 10 years now, starting shooting on film. the gallery's executive director says ray has a good eye. >> it's all in various environments. you have water, you have land and they're beautiful and ambient. >> everything in the show is for sale including our ravens' sun diary series and that means some savvy art fans have a chance to take home a little piece of the other ray lewis. in baltimore, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv. >> who knew he could do that. >> really, ray?
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wow. >> he's great. >> he likes to take pictures of the rays. up next, damaged goods from superstorm sandy will be making their way across the country. what you need look out for. >> how much recent mega-storms have cost you and what b.g.e. is doing to decrease that amount. >> a look at last night's winning lottery numbers. ♪
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>> the statue of liberty's lamp was relit for the first time yesterday after being damaged by superstorm sandy. lady liberty, one of new york city's top tourister attractions has been closed since it was damaged by the superstorm. the storm hit the new york area one day after the national monument was reopened after a renovation. experts are warning of an illegal practice that could pop wake of sandy. consumer advocates say unscrupulous sellers will use the illegal procedure known as title washing to move cars. once flooded and full of sand from new york or new jersey, then sell them. experts say suggest car byers pull a vehicle history report from outfits like car fax or auto check or let a mechanic you trust look at the vehicle. they also recommend a smell test. >> when a car sits in standing water, particularly saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's difficult to get rid of.
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>> there are reportedly 16,000 new and up to 250,000 used cars damaged by sandy. >> a task force has determined that mega-storms like sandy cost consumers millions. the panel came up with recommendations designed to reduce the frequency of power outages. >> snow mageddon, the suffocating and paralyzing storm, cost consumers more than $12 million. hurricane irene cost consumers $310 million and most recently, this summer's surprise derecho, whose name sounded foreign to most people, cost consumers $320 million. the impact includes replacing perishable food, restaurant meals and hotel stays made necessary because of the storms as well as the purchase of generators and fuel to keep them going. the consumer impact was tallied by the governor's weathering the
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storm, a report of the grid resiliency task force and an investigation of what steps can be taken to absorb grid stress without losing power, looking at regulatory reforms and options for utilities to recover the costs of restoring power. b.g.e. has embraced some of the recommendations. >> it's an opportunity for a wholesale look at how do we make the grid stronger. >> the public service commission is reviewing the study as they consider the utility's response to the derecho. 11 recommendations include holding power companies responsible for liability standards and make reports of the response available to the public. the task force called it unacceptable for anyone involved in response efforts to be surprised by the worst storm. it recommends accelerating selective undergrounding of power lines, aggressive tree trimming, create a cost tracking mechanism. it's important at this task
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force recognize that is accelerated cost recovery is key to realizing a more resilient electric grid in maryland. >> it is urged that the recommendations be acted upon quickly, which says the costs should be shared by everyone. >> don't go away. there's much more in store for 11 news saturday morning. >> i'm pete gilbert. coming up in sports, what to expect from a young maryland terrapin basketball team. apparently, we can expect a lot. they're good, played great against kentucky last night.
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>> now, 11 sports with pete gilbert. >> college basketball season tipped off last night, included maryland playing kentucky at the barclays from in brooklyn,
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national stage. jay-z, part owner of the brooklyn nets, courtside for it and he saw a pretty good game. alex wynn looks like a lottery pick. the terps up two. kyle wiltjer, part of a big run for kentucky. 15-0 run. the freshman getting up and down. tied at 53-53. and seth allen spotting up. he hit one three right before, hits another. 59-57, maryland. terps had an opportunity, keyshawn howard stripped by jarrod polson, kentucky by four. late in the game, his own rebound put-back, puts maryland within one. it doesn't go the way the terps hoped. last chance, howard again, not sure the shot would have counted. didn't get off, didn't go in. kentucky a winner, 72-69 but
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against number three wildcats, maryland impressive in its opener. loyola home to open the season. watching the banner unfurl to commemorate last year's trip to the ncaa tournament. binghamton in town and binghamton was homecoming, they got run over. julius brooks with the slam. the greyhounds out and running, 19-4 lead and playing defense, too. eric epierly -- baltimore ravens intern. loyola opens up the season in style by a final 71-45. high school football playoffs underway, a rematch from last friday. old mill and south river. third quarter, old mill up 7-0, sean brown with a big night, second rushing touchdown of the game. patriots with a 14-0 lead. third quarter, same score, seahawks, rough night, off fourth down, picked off by owens.
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big return, gets it just past midfield, one of three forced turnovers by south river right there. next play for the patriots, ludwig, play action to ray kwan young. nicely executed play. old mill advanced to the next round, 21-7. that's a look at the sports, i'm pete gilbert. >> children facing tremendous health battles are getting a chance to show artistic talents with this year's miracle tie collection available at joseph ampt bank collections. >> the joseph a. bank miracle collection is out, each design inspired by artwork of children, all patients at john's hopkins children's center, undergoing treatment for a variety of illnesses. >> i had vomiting syndrome and as soon as i start vomiting, i can't stop.
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>> mckenzie drew stockings. anthony loves snow men. >> go outside and build snowmen and we did and now i have my drawing at home. >> i drew apples with worms because when i was drawing the tie i was eating an apple and gummy worms. >> be happy with bumblebees and my family inspired me. >> maya harris drew her presents design in april one month before she passed away. the 9-year-old battled cystic fibrosis all her life. >> she's still with us evident. every day. >> good because she made the tie and just to see it is amazing. >> all of the proceeds go to the children's center to help families pay for what insurance doesn't cover. >> everything from toys to even some special amenities for parents to just things to make
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families more comfortable and at home in the hospital. >> they're popular every year, we get tons of requests for them, they blow out on the internet. it's great for us to support the children's center at john's hopkins. >> one of my favorite is from patrick craig from pasadena who made a ravens football tie. you are a veteran, this is your third year. >> yes. >> tell me about your tie? >> it's a ravens tie. i love watching the ravens so i decided to make a football tie and thought it would do well. >> it's one of the most popular. you're a veteran, you've grown into your tie, right? >> yes. >> emily created this jack in the box tie and she wants everyone to -- >> buy it and wear it. >> because it will help you. since the program first began, the miracle tie collection has raised more than 900,000 dollars. these are really special kids. >> those ties are great, you go
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out and buy somebody a tie. 37 degrees at b.w.i. here's a look ahead. >> businesses reopen after the water main break in midtown baltimore. we will have the latest. >> it looks like mild temperatures are on the way. we got a little bit of that yesterday and more of it later today and tomorrow. the insta-weather plus forecast just ahead. >> and the shocking announcement from the director of the c.i.a. why general david patraeus is stepping down.
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[captioning made possible by constellation energy group] >> good morning and welcome to 11 news saturday morning, i'm jennifer franciotti. >> i'm lisa robinson. top stories in a moment but first let's look outside with meteorologist john collins. john, not as cold this morning driving in. >> it's not as bone chilling and blame that on the humidity. as much as july, we hit that, and august. >> we love the humidity! >> it's actually beneficial in the wintertime because it takes the edge off so this morning we as chilly as we have been the past couple of mornings but with the humidity up, it doesn't feel as bad. that moisture, that humidity in the air is brought in by a warm front or the elements of a warm front and also even though we've had clear skies all night long, we are picking up scattered the west you can see shower activity in pennsylvania.
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in a lot of cases, this is just sprinkles. we may be clipped by some of this from baltimore northward into pennsylvania this morning, a minor burp in the overall game plan which is wonderful weather this weekend and i'll talk about it coming up in a few minutes. >> a bombshell resignation swawrks our big story this morning. c.i.a. director general david patraeus is stepping down from his post immediately after admitting he'd had an extramarital affair. >> this morning, nbc news report that is his biographer, paula broad well, is under f.b.i. investigation for possibly trying to access classified information. she's believed to be the other woman in the affair. >> in his resignation letter to president obama, david patraeus, who took over at the c.i.a. in 2011, wrote, "after being married for over 37 years, i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital
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affair. such behavior is unacceptable both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." patraeus resigns days after his boss won re-election but president obama accepted it saying, about patraeus and his wife, holly, i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> it's a little too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was but for lack of a better term, patraeus is a legend. he's one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> patraeus was scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terrorist attack in september on the american embassy in benghazi, libya, that left four americans dead including ambassador chris stevens. >> this is probably the most politically uncomfortable, leaving aside the stuff with the affair, just on the benghazi question, the most politically uncomfortable moment the guy has had since he reached the national stage. >> the resignation of the highly
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decorated former combat commander caught even washington, d.c. off guard. chris clackum, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the resignation of david patraeus comes on the heels of a news conference where president obama said the majority of americans agree to his approach to avoid the fiscal cliff on january 1 when a combination of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect if congress fails to act. the congressional budget office says that could send the economy into deep recession and raise taxes for 90% of u.s. households. >> more will be taken out of check and you'd have less to spend and the impact would be substantial. think of the coffee shop across the street from a plant that makes weapons, for example, something like that. the ripple effect on communities, on workers on, families. >> the president urged congress to extend tax cuts for the middle class now while
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negotiations continue on a broader deficit reduction deal. >> if washington can't get a deal done before january and we go off the proverbial cliff, experts say maryland would hit the ground harder than other states. george lettis takes a closer look at that impact. >> as politicians stake positions on how to avoid a fiscal cliff. >> i'm not going to ask students and seniors and middle class families to pay down the deficit. >> the problem with raising taxes on the wealthiest americans is more than half of them are small business owners. >> maryland is most likely positioned for a financial fall. if washington must slash spending, government jobs could go down with it. according to maryland's department of budget and management, nearly 6% of the state's work force are federal employees. well above the national average of 2%. maryland houses major government institutions like aberdeen proving ground, fort meade, ed naval academy,.
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in i.h. and the n.s.a., all would see drastic research funding cuts. half of the cuts slated to begin in january hit the department of defense. we are one of the most defensive states in the country. maryland is very much in the crosshairs of the fiscal cliff. economist innerbun basue points to one of baltimore's crown jewels -- john's hopkins university. it would take a big hit because it's the leading recipient of n.i.h. research grants. the fiscal cliff isn't just about spending cuts. tax increases would have to happen, too. since maryland is considered a higher income state, more money would come out of more of your pockets and also we have more investment income. capital gains and dividend tax rates are scheduled to rise january 1. if congress and the president don't come up with a solution, experts predict maryland will be in a recession by early next year. george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland families hard hit by
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the mortgage crisis got some help when five banks agreed to a financial settlement but this morning, a consumer group wonders if certain communities are being left out. the maryland consumer rights coalition says it wants information showing which zip codes are getting help to avoid foreclosure. maryland is receiving nearly $1 billion from the settle: officials it appears much of the money has gone to wealthier neighborhoods, not to middle or low income families. the group claims zip code information will determine exactly how the money is being distributed. >> in maryland, baltimore city and prince george's county have been the hardest hit by the mortgage crisis. we want to make sure the relief is commensurate. >> the coalition is asking the settlement monitor to get the banks to release the zip code information. the monitor tells 11 news it's an important issue being
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considered. >> a dozen baltimore transportation employees could lose their jobs and three supervisors suspended without pay after claims of theft and misconduct. the city transportation department and office of the inspector general atlanta employees allegedly received more than $58,000 in scrap metal profits over a five-month period. we are told the employees were in charge of underground repairs to cable, fiberoptic and electricity lines. it is alleged the workers cut the metal and sold it to scrap yards. a baltimore city police officer is suspended this morning without pay. according to a police department spokesperson, the unnamed officer was suspended pending a criminal investigation conducted by the f.b.i. that roger federer was assigned to the violent crime impact division, a specialized unit that has drawn scrutiny. >> some businesses have reopened after the water main break in midtown baltimore but crews have a long way to go to repair the
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mess. the water non at north charles and 20th streets broke on wednesday; flooding streets and shutting down traffic in the area. kai reed has the latest. >> drivers once again able to cruise down north avenue, a small sign of progress. in what will be a long journey at north charles and 20th. crews are still analyzing the water main that ruptured there wednesday morning, flooding the area and shutting down roads in one of the busiest parts of the city. >> especially for us, i mean, nothing bad happens. >> this is julio diaz's surveillance video showing the water gushing down charles street. he was able to reopen on friday after closing down for two days. >> i don't have nowhere near the business i normally get but for me, safety come first, i guess. i guess we will recover from
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this as soon as they get the sidewalk. >> while crews are hoping to start working on repairing the main by monday, b.p.w. is concentrating on the city's long-term plan to improve infrastructure. the ruptured water main was 90 years old, manufactured in 1913 and installed in the early 1920's. >> we also need to increase the amount of water mains we replace. >> the city replaces fewer than five miles of water main a year. by next year, they want to increase that to 20 miles a year and then in five mile increments every year with the goal of replacing 150 miles of water main by 2017. >> a step up to that over the next five years going from 20, 25, 30, 35, 40. that's $300 million. >> $300 million to be partly funded by increases to customer water bills. city officials say the infrastructure will continue to
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crack as it did at north charles and 20th, without it. >> it's bound to happen unless you address something like this. >> kai reed reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> the time right now is 6:11. 35 degrees at b.w.i. if you own a chrysler s.u.v., you might want to take it to your local dealer today. why more than 900,000 of them are being recalled. >> an annual tradition takes on new meaning for students at one school. a special gift a maryland soldier sent over 6,000 miles. >> sun is coming up. john collins has the insta-weather plus forecast next.
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with meteorologist john collins. >> on the radar this morning, we're picking up echoes to the northwest. we have scattered clouds moving into the area, a sign of warmer air beginning to drift in. you give up something to get something but the give up is only going to last a little
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while and it's a chance for a sprinkle, a spritz or a brief light rain shower especially north of the city. but it's really just a minor bump in the road here this morning to what's going to be a spectacular weekend. by the numbers, we are chilly. 34 at the airport, the inner harbor 44 degrees right now, beautiful sunrise right there. the key is, it's not as bone chilling this morning. 92% humidity. the dew point, amount of moisture in the atmosphere, is higher than it has been the past couple of days so that makes that 34 seem a little less chilly. it's 38 at pasadena, across the bay at rock hall, 39 degrees. also at cockeysville, 39. when you get away from the bay and around the city, temperatures back off a few degrees, closer to the wawrd -- water.
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a wider view showing chilly air up and down the eastern seaboard you go out west you begin to see green shades. those are milder temperatures that will eventually filter in here making the weekend so nice. satellite picture shows clouds associated with sprinkles and showers to the west and a few coming in around the pennsylvania line but from baltimore southward, clear as a bell, gorgeous. the warm front is a stalled front out to the west, reaching back to near drought -- detroit. but the high pressure makes for such a nice weekend here and the flow around the west side of the high will bring the mild air in for the weekend and for at least the first day of next week so our forecast today is calling for 59 to 64 for the high so we add five or six degrees to what we had yesterday. partly cloudy skies and most of that this morning, a morning
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sprinkle or shower, small chance for that, and south winds at about 5 miles an hour. future cast shows milder air coming in with clouds this morning but by noon time, a lot of sunshine. going into sunday, looking good around game timeand afternoon, generally a lot of sun, a couple of clouds here and there. the montana storm, the front comes into the midwest and great lakes by monday and by monday night rain chances increase, extending into tuesday. tomorrow's game, mostly sunny after 1:00 p.m., mild temperatures, readings in the 60's, perfect football weather. seven-day forecast. 62 today, 69 tomorrow. of course it's veterans day tomorrow, as well. celebrate that. showers after dark on monday so most of the day monday looks all right, still in the 60's. once the rain comes in in earnest on tuesday, temperatures drop off. >> next, learn about a recall from nestle. say it isn't so.
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>> today, two veterans finally got the metals they deserved. that story coming up. >> and ray lewis, the artist? the linebacker shows his work to the public for the first time.
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>> to begin this morning's consumer alert, a couple of materials to tell you about involving more than 900,000 chrysler s.u.v.'s. the company is pulling jeep cherokees off the market. the air bags can inflight while being driven. so far, no crashes have been reported. also this morning, a possible salmonella contamination
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involving nestle chocolate powder. the recall is limited to only chocolate powder produced last month. all affected products have an expiration date of "best before october 2014." consumers should return the product to the place of purchase for a refund. for the first time in nine years mcdonald's reported a monthly loss in worldwide sales. the fast food giant says october sales were down 1.8%. the last time that happened was in 2003. company executives basement -- blame the decline on increased competition. j.c. penney reporting a big revenue loss in the third quarter, down nearly 27%. last year, j.c. penney recruited a new c.e.o. from apple and gave several stores a huge makeover and pricing plan. the texas based retailer is reporting losses for a third one seventh quarter, saying it lost $123 million. the news sent j.c. penney stock
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down 5%. stay with us. much more news ahead on 11 news saturday morning.
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>> hundreds of arketd elementary students got a surprise ahead of thanks to the power of technology. the special guest of overlook school's guest reader's day appeared live all the way from afghanistan. the school's technology department linked army staff sergeant tim ott to the school for the reading. >> i think it's really cool because i know he likes to come up here and be with the kids, try to have lunch with them and veterans day is so important to us so this was huge for tim. i think he was more excited than the kids may have been. >> sergeant ott is on his second tour of afghanistan which wraps up in six months. >> two men who put their lives on the line for the country were honored yesterday with a bronze star. one of the veterans served in world war ii and is now 94 years old. the other honoree served in vietnam. rob roblin has this story.
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>> this sundaya veterans day. today, two veterans, one of world war ii, one of the vietnam, finally got the medals they deserved. >> courage under fire, putting your life into harm's way and it's given not only how you put yourself in harm's way but what you did to 7 -- serve other members of your unit. >> at fort meade today, senator barbara mikulski awarded the bronze star long overdue to two maryland veterans. dr. charles ratt was a captain in the army medical corps at the battle of battle of the bulge. >> i'm usually pretty careful what i do and i had no knowledge of planning anything and all of a sudden i was lying in the road and realized another 88 had gone
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off nearby. >> he repeatedly exposed himself to small arms, enemy sniper and mortar fire to move forward to help wounded soldiers. >> charles shian was an army medic in vietnam. >> we figuratively bought the farm but everybody went up to that hill and when the jets were dropping their bombs, that's when the enemy fired at us and when i got hit. >> for these men, this is not just an honor for themselves but for the men they served with, many who gave their lives. >> i'm so proud of them and it means a lot to me for my family but also -- to share it with those great heroes. >> we honor them and in honoring them we honor all who have served our nation in the united states military. >> rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> if you could just give a call
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to some of the veterans that you know and family and friend and wish them well. 35 degrees at b.w.i. wall street gets a special guest to ring the closing bell. >> and the governor's task force steps in to help reduce the cost mega-storms could have on consumers. >> starting out with sun this morning but clouds make the sky interesting and a few moving in, as well. ♪
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>> you're watching wbal-tv 11, live, local, late breaking. this is 11 news saturday morning. welcome back to 11 news saturday morning. >> we're getting another look outside with john. >> humidity is the key to discomfort in the summer but once you get into winter, the humidity makes it feel less cold and we are experiencing that this morning. temperatures are almost as cold as they have been the past few mornings but with added moisture
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in the atmosphere, it just doesn't feel that way. and everything is perception and how it feels as opposed to sometimes reality. the moisture's also doing something else. there are clouds off to the northwest and in those clouds a couple of sprinkles are showing up mostly in pennsylvania, western maryland, near hagerstown. we may be hit with a lot of brief sprinkle or shower here this morning especially north of the c.e.t. city -- city but the weekend is looking great and we will talk about the temperatures coming up in a few minutes. >> the statue of liberty's lamp was relit for the first time yesterday after being damaged by superstorm sandy. lady liberty, one of new york city's top tourist attractions, has been closed since it was damaged by the storm. sandy caused significant damage to liberty island. the storm hit the new york area a day after the national
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monument was reopened after renovation. experts are warning of an illegal practice. consumer advocates say unscrupulous sellers will use title washing to move cars once flooded and full of sand from new york and new jersey and sell them. experts suggest car buyers pull vehicle history report or let a mechanic that you trust look at the vehicle and they also recommend doing a smell test. >> the odor because when a car sits in standing water, particularly in saltwater, that car will take on a smell that's difficult to get rid of. >> there are reportedly 16,000 new and up to 250,000 used cars that were damaged by sandy. >> a task force formed by governor o'malley determined that mega-storms cost consumers millions and the panel came up with recommendations designed to reduce the frequency of power
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outages. >> snowmageddon, the suffocating and paralyzing storm, cost consumers more than $12 million. hurricane irene cost consumers $310 million and most recently, this summer's surprise derecho, whose name sounded foreign to most people, cost consumers $320 million. the impact includes replacing perishable food, restaurant meals and hotel stays made necessary because of the storms as well as the purchase of generators and fuel to keep them going. the consumer impact was tallied by the governor's weathering the storm, a report of the grid resiliency task force. it investigated what steps can be taken to absorb grid stress without losing power, looking at regulatory reforms and options for utilities to recover the costs of restoring power. b.g.e. respects the work put into the report and has embraced
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the recommendations. >> it's an opportunity for a wholesale look at how do we make the grid stronger. >> the public service commission is reviewing the study as they consider the utility's response to the derecho. 11 recommendations include holding power companies responsible for liability standards and make reports of the response available to the public. the task force called it unacceptable for anyone involved in response efforts to be surprised by the worst storm. it recommends accelerating selective undergrounding of power lines, aggressive tree trimming, create a cost tracking mechanism. implement a performance based rate-making structure. >> it's important that the task force recognizes that accelerated cost recovery is key to realizing a more resilient electric grid in maryland. >> in this letter, the governor is urging p.s.e. members who is act quickly on the report's recommendations. it also says the costs should be shared by everyone.
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>> they are designed by young patients at john's hopkins hospital. coming up, we will look at miracle ties. >> and ray lewis shows us his sunny side. the talent the linebacker has been hiding. >> since sandy, it's been chilly but milder temperatures on the way in time for the weekend.
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>> now, your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with john collins. >> warmer air coming carries more moisture. we can feel it in the atmosphere, the humidity's up. when it's 34 degrees, that's a good thing. it doesn't feel quite as cold. and also it's generating a few cloud just off to our northwest, drifting in. it's been clear all night and some of those clouds are producing a couple of sprinkles
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or showers in pennsylvania but as that crosses across the mountains, a lot of it's drying up so we may catch a sprinkle with that stuff and we will see a few scattered clouds but the trend is terrific. 34 degrees at the airport, inner harbor 34 but doesn't feel as chilly. it's a reverse wind chill because the shument up, 92%. 30.30, the barometer rising, as well. at rock hall, 9 degrees, degrees -- 39 degrees. jarrettsville, 37, sykesville, 36 degrees. frederick's down to 30. hagerstown, 37. a few more clouds to the northwest, you can see that on the satellite image to the north. from baltimore southward, skies are clear, beautiful sunrise this morning with a big crescent moon out there, too. inside some of these clouds
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we're picking up a few sprinkles here and there, the leading edge of warmer air coming in. high pressure is centered over us from our area southward and it's on top of us. that's why the barometer is so high right now. you can take this stalled boundary from the midwest and extend it to our area. this shower activity is associated with this flow of warmer, more humid air, coming into the area, a good trend for this weekend because we don't have storms coming in in the immediate future and that's good. the jet stream out to the west is taking a big ride into the great lakes and instead of coming down on top of us, it's shunted to the east so it allowed the milder air to come in. on the jet stream out west where it's coming to the north from the south there's a pocket of cold air out on the west coast where the stormy weather is. eventually that gets to us but not for a while and you can see the effect of the warmer air
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coming into the plain states. we are still chilly here but today's the day we make progress to take temperatures up. the forecast today puts us in the mostly low 60's for highs, partly cloudy skies, morning sprinkle or maybe a brief light shower, not a big chance for that and it won't interfere with much this weekend. south wind at 5 miles an hour. future cast shows the area of cloudiness moving out. we are good into sunday, as well. game time on sunday, things look nice and dry for football weather or veterans day. go out and celebrate that and on monday we pick up clouds but we should stay dry until the end of the day and eventually the cold front increases our rain chances by tuesday. the ravens-raiders game, 1:00 tomorrow afternoon, mostly sunny and mild, 63 to 67, the temperature, and on monday, we'll still be in the 60's and pick up clouds and after dark, rain chances increase. highest rain chances from
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tuesday and from tuesday on we drop temperatures back into the 50's but tuesday is the rain day in the seven-day forecast. >> baltimore orioles center fielder adam jones was in new york last night, one of three orioles to be honored with the rawlings gold glove award. earlier in the day he received another honor while in the big apple. [bell sounding] >> that's jones on the left with the c.e.o. of rawlings parent company taking part in the closing bell ceremony at the new york stock exchange. teammates matt weiters and j.j. hardy joined jones for last night's gold glove awards dinner and divals end -- wall street did end the day with modest gains. >> there are stories that make you say, really? i had no idea. and this morning, kate amara has one about ray lewis. >> ray lewis, the linebacker, has someone he wants you to meet -- ray lewis, the artist. >> it's the total opposite of my everyday world.
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my everyday world is real loud. photographer is quiet. >> photography is his medium, the sun is his subject and in baltimore friday night at the non-profit maryland art place, ray lewis showed his work to the public for the very first time. >> as you see, all of my photography is of a sunset, sunrise, something of nature, because for me, being connected to the spirit the way i am, it blows my mind every day how those miracles can happen day in and day out, day in and day out. >> this is a juried show meaning it was really tough to get into. it is a world class exhibition full of prominent artists from across the state and ray lewis is showing alongside them. >> i know, real big-time because i read up on a lot of people, a lot of photographers that's going to be here and i was like oh, my gosh i'm with them? but i think it's an honor. >> he says he's been at it for 10 years now, starting shooting on film. the gallery's executive director
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says ray has a good eye. >> it's all in various environments. you have water, you have land and they're beautiful and ambient. >> everything in the show is for sale including our ravens' sun diary series and that means some savvy art fans have a chance to take home a little piece of the other ray lewis. in baltimore, i'm kate amara, wbal-tv. >> fun to see another side of ray. stay with us, 11 fitness is coming up next. >> each tie has a special meaning behind it. coming up, the young patients of john's hopkins debut miracle ties. [ female announcer ] it's deliciously dark just before dawn.
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>> welcome back, everyone, time for 11 fitness and lin brit from brit bodies joins us. i'm a lin brit body person. i can tell. what do you want to tell us? you want to tell us to take a couple of minutes and slow down. >> if you're really concerned about how to get in shape and stay fit not only during the the rest of your life, it's important to focus on three things -- what you eat, the concept of stopping and the concept of moving. so let's look at each one briefly. what you eat. if you do one thing and focus on just low carbohydrate eating and
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instead of counting calories, read the label and limit yourself between 50 and 60 grams of carbohydrates per day and all experts agrees that the best way to lose weight. >> give us an example. >> instead of having cereal or oatmeal, have eggs and a little bit of bacon or sausage. a lot of people feel salt and fat are the enemy. sugar is the real enemy. so focus on low carbohydrate you will lose weight, it will melt right off and you will never feel hungry. number two, focus on stopping. what i mean by that is taking moments in pause, pull away from your computer, pull away from your hectic lifestyle. stress is a killer and taking moments for deep breaths or pulling away, rolling shoulders back to increase oxygen to your
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brain, taking time for meditation, relaxation, taking a yoga class will will help you to focus on your presence so you can give the greatest gift of all, your presence. and the third thing is about moving and moving every minute of every day. everyone thinks you have to, you know, just focus on going to a class or doing something specific with a specific activity in mind but actually did you ever think about doing leg lifts while brushing your teeth or doing squats while loading your dishwasher or doing what i call the hoover maneuver when you're vacuuming so you incorporate lunges, squats, push-ups into all your daily activities and you can fit fitness into your life every day so one of the things i would like you to do with me is a simple exercise which is one of the best exercises you can do every day single day and that's just called balancing on one leg and what it does, it forces you
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to internally stabilize and trains the muscles on the inside as well as the outside and over the age of 65, fear of falling is the number one fear of those over the age of 65 and up to a third of older adults do actually fall, lose balance. >> balancing is the way. >> absolutely. if you can hold this, if balance is an issue and as we get soldier becomes an issue but hold on to the back of the chair or table so you can focus on strengthening from the inside out and you want to spend a period of time on the other leg, too, so you're equally balanced. >> thanks so much. stay with us, john has another look at the weekend forecast.
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>> college basketball season tipped off last night, included maryland playing kentucky at the barclays from in brooklyn, national stage. jay-z, part owner of the brooklyn nets, courtside for it and he saw a pretty good game. alex wynn looks like a lottery pick.
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he had a tremendous game against great competition, the slam there. the terps up two. kyle wiltjer, part of a big run for kentucky. the wildcats take a big lead. terps would be down 15. second half, 15-0 run. the freshman getting up and down. tied at 53-53. and seth allen spotting up. he hit one three right before, hits another. terps struggled beyond the arc all night, just 3-18. 59-57, maryland. terps had an opportunity, keyshawn howard stripped by jarrod polson, kentucky by four. late in the game, his own rebound put-back, puts maryland within one. it doesn't go the way the terps hoped. last chance, howard again, not sure the shot would have counted. didn't get off, didn't go in. kentucky a winner, 72-69 but against number three wildcats, maryland impressive in its opener. loyola home to open the season.
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watching the banner unfurl to commemorate last year's trip to the ncaa tournament. binghamton in town and binghamton was like homecoming, they got run over. julius brooks with the slam. dillon cormier knocking down the triple, wide open. the greyhounds out and running, 19-4 lead and playing defense, too. eric epperly -- baltimore ravens intern. loyola opens up the season in style by a final 71-45. high school football playoffs underway, a rematch from last friday. old mill and south river. third quarter, old mill up 7-0, sean brown with a big night, second rushing touchdown of the game. patriots with a 14-0 lead. third quarter, same score, seahawks, rough night, off fourth down, picked off by owens. big return, gets it just past midfield, one of three forced turnovers by south river right there. next play for the patriots,
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brady ludwig, play action to ray kwan young. good blocking. nicely executed play. old mill advanced to the next round, 21-7. that's a look at the sports, i'm pete gilbert. we'll see you back here tonight at 6:00. >> children facing tremendous health battles are getting a chance to show artistic talents with this year's miracle tie collection now available at joseph a. bank collections. the joseph a. bank miracle collection is out, each design inspired by artwork of children, all patients at john's hopkins children's center, undergoing treatment for a variety of illnesses. >> i had cyclic vomiting syndrome. as soon as i start vomiting, i can't stop. >> the kids were asked to draw their favorite things so mckenzie drew stockings. anthony loves snowmen. >> go outside and build snowmen
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and we did and now i have my drawing at home. and i look at it every day. >> i drew apples with worms because when i was drawing the tie i was eating an apple and gummy worms. >> be happy with bumblebees and my family inspired me. because my family calls me honeybee. >> maya harris drew her presents design in april one month before she passed away. the 9-year-old battled cystic fibrosis all her life. >> she's still with us every day. we wanted to come in honor of her. >> good because she made the tie and just to see it is amazing. >> all of the proceeds go to the children's center to help families pay for what insurance doesn't cover. >> everything from toys to even some special amenities for parents to just things to make families more comfortable and at home in the hospital. >> they're popular every year, we get tons of requests for them, they blow out on the internet. it's great for us to support the
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children's center at john's hopkins. >> i love all of the ties. but you know one of my favorites is from patrick craig from pasadena. who made a ravens football tie. you are a veteran, this is your third year. >> yes. >> tell me about your tie? >> it's a ravens tie. i love watching the ravens so i decided to make a football tie and thought it would do well. >> it's one of the most popular. you're a veteran, you've grown into your tie, right? >> yes. they used to be down to my knees. >> emily created this jack in the box tie and she wants everyone to -- >> buy it and wear it. >> because it will help you. since the program first began, the miracle tie collection has raised more than $900,000 and john, you took your miracle tie home. >> yes, i did. it was a little christmas tree. i'll use it this holiday. let's look at this forecast briefly. we might be bumped by a sprinkle this morning, otherwise a lot of
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sun, especially this afternoon. 62, nearly 70 tomorrow, veterans day and a big football day in the afternoon. showers by the end of the day monday. >> two good days to look forward to. thank you so much. that's all the time we have right now. >> "today show" is next. we will be back in 25 minutes.
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